2009, Univ of Texas-Austin
(2009, University of Texas-Austin; www.utefrc.org).
Pursues scientific understanding of multiscale, multiphysics processes to ensure safe and economically feasible storage of carbon dioxide and other byproducts of energy production without harming the environment. In 2009, the US Department of Energy Office of Science funded 46 EFRC’s to accelerate discovery science for energy technologies. CFSES is one of two EFRCs related to subsurface geosystems. Promotes a scheme to store CO2 in brine several km. underground, producing “a vast amount of methane for fuel” (Scientific American, Nov 2013, pp72-77). Director: Steve Bryant.